Director of Design at a renowned furniture company, George Nelson was one of the Modern Masters. Amazingly, he had now one, but two major international furniture companies producing his pieces, including the iconic Nelson Bench.
Today we’ll be showcasing this modern bench. Produced since 1946, the minimalist, clean Nelson Bench marks Nelson’s “honest design making an honest visual statement about an object’s purpose” philosophy.
It’s beautifully plain and simple. It also perfectly reflects its function – to carry your load as a bench and to support the weight of anything else when it doubles as a bed-end table or low table.
Obviously, to meet the functional requirements, the bench is made of solid rubber wood slats, spaced evenly apart to let light and air pass through.
Hence, making the Nelson Bench incredibly airy, light, simple, functional or even “honest” in Nelson’s own words. The solid rubberwood slats are then sealed with a clear-coat finish and then a color is given – natural or walnut.
The stylish legs of the Nelson Bench are then finger-jointed and ebonized for the strength needed for its multiple uses.
Uses of the Versatile Nelson Bench
Today, the Nelson Bench comes in two different sizes. The functions of the Nelson Bench are incredibly versatile. On its own, it can be a simple bench for sitting or placing any miscellaneous items, a bed-end table for your bedroom stuff.
It may also serve as a platform for displaying your plants, table clocks or other objects, a low table for your fruits or books. Besides, you may even combine a pair of them in the living room to make a square coffee table.
We hope this info inspires you. Function and form, the Nelson Bench has it both. There are a myriad of uses to this slatted wood masterpiece by George Nelson! Visit Manhattan Home Design for Nelson Bench replicas.
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